Sondheim Makes History, Lea Michele Does a Cannonball and the Bumpus Hounds Are Hungry Again in This Week’s Datebook

first_img SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 THE GREAT WAR TAKES FLIGHT With The Snow Geese closing tomorrow, this is your final weekend to catch Tony winners Mary-Louise Parker and Victoria Clark and Tony nominee Danny Burstein on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel Friedman Theatre. The Chekhovian story of a widow (Parker) facing financial ruin and the deployment of her sons overseas in World War I, Sharr White’s family drama is packed with great performances in every role.  ALSO: The characters in Every Day a Visitor get cranky for the last time at the Clurman Theatre; one of Broadway’s most musical clans open the Graff Family Holiday Special at 54 Below. ALSO: Catch a slew of Broadway alums including Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Kathy Baker in the Mary Poppins-inspired film Saving Mr. Banks; Lea Michele chats about her new album on Ellen. MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 MONDAY ON THE COUCH WITH STEPHEN He’s here! He’s. Still. Here! HBO’s starry Stephen Sondheim documentary Six by Sondheim features re-stagings of six of the icon’s most popular songs including “Something’s Coming,” “Opening Doors,” “Send in the Clowns,” “I’m Still Here,” “Being Alive” and “Sunday,” plus never before seen archival footage of the musical legend and his muses. With appearances from TV stars and Broadway vets like Jeremy Jordan, Darren Criss, America Ferrera, Jackie Hoffman, Will Swenson and Audra McDonald, this is a doc you won’t want to miss. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 RALPHIE TO THE RESCUE, AGAIN With all the holiday hubbub stressing you out, it’s the perfect time get a jolly good laugh, so head to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to see A Christmas Story.  Four vets of the Tony-nominated Broadway production (Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly and Caroline O’Connor) reprise their roles in this tuneful hit. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like some garish dancing leg lamps! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 CHESTNUTS ROASTING IN TIMES SQUARE James Barbour is closing out his Holiday Concert at 54 Below with a bang! For his final performance, Barbour will be joined by a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, currently winning laughs in off-Broadway’s Disaster! The two powerhouse vocalists will duet on a plethora of holiday favorites, so head to 54 Below ‘cause baby, it’s cold outside! ALSO: Tony winner Len Cariou opens a three-performance run at 54 Below, while Broadway vet Chip Zien closes his 54 Below cabaret debut. Already sick of the cold weather? We’ve got some Broadway love to keep you warm! Soothe your mood with the documentary Six by Sondheim, groove to Lea Michele’s new single and celebrate the season with Ralphie saving the day in A Christmas Story. Check out this week’s list of must-see concerts, last-chance shows and lots more. ALSO: Murder Ballad alums Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy & Juliana Nash reunite in concert at 54 Below; Ian McKellen chats Broadway and Hobbits on Letterman; Mike Birbiglia makes ‘em laugh on Jimmy Kimmel Live. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 THE CUTE BUS IS LEAVING THE STATION Hurry up and catch that bus! Second Stage’s Little Miss Sunshine, starring Tony nominees Will Swenson and Rory O’Malley and the wicked-ly talented Stephanie J. Block, closes today. The high-energy musical features a score by William Finn and book by James Lapine, plus nine-year-old Hannah Nordberg as little miss misfit Olive, who’s too cute not to brighten up your Sunday! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 FUNNY GIRL GOES BOOM She came in like a cannonball! Get ready to download, Gleeks, because Lea Michele releases the first single from her debut solo album Louder. Written by Sia and entitled “Cannonball,” the song features a promotional photo that’s more Miley and less Rachel Berry, but we’re super excited Broadway vet Lea is going pop! (We just hope she keeps campaigning to play Fanny Brice.) ALSLO: Tony nominee Euan Morton gets jazzy at 54 Below; Carey Mulligan talks Inside Llewyn Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live. ALSO: West Side Story legend Carol Lawrence opens Handle With Care at the Westside Theatre; Arthur Darvill plays his last gut-wrenching performance in Once; off-Broadway says goodbye to One Night … and Star of David. ALSO: Original Jersey boy Daniel Reichard opens It’s Christmas…Again at 54 Below; just in time for Saving Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition CD is released; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 releases a deluxe original cast recording two-disc CD; Wicked alum Donna Vivino’s debut CD is released; Billy Crystal talks 700 Sundays on Letterman. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 WAITING FOR ROMEO Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen make the magical leap from Broadway to the big screen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Smaug. Going from a star-crossed lover (Bloom, in Romeo and Juliet) and existential thinkers (McKellen, in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land) to an elf and a wizard, the stars reprise their portrayals of Legolas and Gandalf in this classic tale of rings. There are sure to be special effects Broadway could never afford! View Commentslast_img read more

30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, home to the historic 3rd Infantry Division. The installation offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bingo, bowling, camping, golfing, swimming, and more. Off post, there’s even more to explore.For more information on things to do around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Leisure Travel Services website. LTS offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, LTS staff can help you plan your trips with assistance with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and even cruises.Read on to learn about 30 things to do in Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.Suggested Read: Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to post or local community restrictions. Check the venue’s website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1) Stewart’s Special Events(2-3) Indoor Recreation(4) Bowling(5-9) Gyms(10-16) Pools(17-18) Outdoor Recreation(19) Fishing(20-22) Golfing(23-25) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes(26-27) Shooting Ranges(28-30) AttractionsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Special Events1. Stewart’s Special EventsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include the fall and spring carnivals, with games, amusement rides, food, and more. And the annual Independence Day Celebration has live music and a spectacular fireworks display. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Indoor RecreationCheck out these post venues for indoor fun away from the sun.2. Hunter/Stewart Bingo1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4200135 Duncan DriveBuilding 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-4606Hunter/Stewart Bingo hosts bingo games at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield simultaneously. The caller is at Hunter Army Airfield and is live-streamed to players at Fort Stewart. Paper and computerized options are available. The average payout is $8,300 per night!3. Club Stewart1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4717Club Stewart serves up great food and has a variety of venues for special events. Professional catering and party planning services are available. Special events at Club Stewart include holiday brunches, dinner theater, comedy nights, festivals, and military and civilian social events. Visit the club’s website for menus and details on upcoming events.Fort Stewart Bowling Alley4. Marne Bowling Center54 Steele Ave.Building 402, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4866Strike up family-friendly fun at Marne Bowling Center. The center has 36 lanes, bumper lanes for children, leagues, and party packages. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center’s Strike Zone Cafe.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield GymsFort Stewart has four fitness centers and Hunter Army Airfield has one. Facilities are free of charge to authorized patrons. The centers offer an array of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, exercise classes, sports courts, running tracks, saunas, and more. Amenities vary at each center, so be sure to visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website for more information.5. Caro Fitness Center1592 William H. Wilson Ave.Building 708, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-47636. Johnson Fitness Center370 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-93067. Jordan Fitness Center496 W. Sixth St.Building 608, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-57428. Newman Fitness Center215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-30319. Tominac Fitness Center314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-5078Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield PoolsThe aquatics program at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield offers lap swimming, water aerobics, open swimming, swimming lessons, and drown-proofing. Visit the installation’s Family and MWR website for more information on pool and splashpark hours of operation and programs.10. Bryan Village Outdoor PoolBuilding 7098, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-270111. Corkan Outdoor PoolBuilding 446, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-857512. Corkan Splashpark440 Lindquist RoadBuilding 444, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-988413. Hunter Outdoor Pool and SplashparkBehind Building 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-578614. Johnson Indoor Swimming Pool270 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-930615. Newman Indoor Swimming Pool215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-303416. Tominac Fitness Center Indoor Pool314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-2819Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Outdoor RecreationWant to explore the great outdoors? Check out these post attractions.17. Corkan Recreation AreaIntersection of Hero Road and Lindquist RoadFort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-9884The Corkan Recreation Area offers affordable indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. The area includes an outdoor swimming pool, a splashpark, miniature golf, picnic areas, Cypress Sam’s, and a recreation center. Cypress Sam’s is a multilevel, indoor play structure with slides, ball blasters, volcanoes, and more than 6,000 balls to throw, shoot, and play with. The recreation center has roller skating, laser tag, and bounce houses. Party packages and inflatables rentals are also available.18. Low Country Adventure CentersAddress 1Fort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 eastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Address 2313 Stratofortress RoadBuilding 8454, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354 or 1 (912) 315-9554The Low Country Adventure Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have everything you need for your outdoor recreation pursuits. The centers have information on post campgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, shooting ranges, and more. The centers also have a variety of equipment and boats available for rent. You can rent party gear, inflatables, games, campers, trailers, skiffs, deck boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, kite boards, and more.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Fishing19. Fishing and Hunting at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldThere are many opportunities for hunting and fishing in Georgia, including several on post. Fishing season is year-round in ponds and rivers. Prime bass, redbreast, and crappie are found each spring. Alligator and deer hunting is also allowed during applicable seasons. For information on post access, permits, and gun registration on post, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Golf Courses20. Hunter Golf Course1548 S. Perimeter RoadBuilding 8205, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-911521. Taylors Creek Golf Course1766 Gulick Ave.Building 2150, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-2370The 18-hole Hunter Golf Course features play among Spanish Oaks and Georgia Pines. The 18-hole, par-72 Taylors Creek Golf Course features a clubhouse with a pro shop and a driving range. Both courses are part of the Southeastern Georgia Adaptive Golf Program.Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Course also offer FootGolf. FootGolf is a sport that combines elements of soccer and golf, with players kicking a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup instead of the regulation 4.25-inch golf hole.22. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa1 Resort DriveSavannah, GA 31421Phone: 1 (912) 201-2000Found on the Savannah River near Savannah’s historic district, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a great place to stay while you take in Savannah sights. The hotel has a day spa, tennis courts, and the only PGA championship golf course in the Savannah area. Fine and casual dining can be found at the resort’s Champions Bar & Grill, Escape Pool Bar & Grill, and Midnight Sun Lounge, as well as coastal dining at Aqua Star.Parks, Rivers, and Lakes23. Hallstrom LakePerimeter Road, across from the AAFES gas stationHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Hallstrom Lake has two playgrounds, a fishing pier, and restrooms.24. Holbrook Pond and CampgroundFort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 EastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213 or 1 (912) 435-8205Primitive and RV campsites are available at Holbrook Campground. Reservations can be made at Fort Stewart’s Low Country Adventure Center.25. Lotts Island Campground and MarinaLotts Island Road, off Rio RoadHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Lotts Island has basketball and volleyball courts, a fishing pier and cleaning station, a playground, picnic tables, grills, boat slips, and primitive and RV campsites. Visit the website for information on campsite reservations and fees.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Shooting Ranges26. Paintball Course574 Fort Stewart Road 48 S.Building 8323A, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Challenge your friends at Fort Stewart’s paintball course. Equipment rentals and paintball supplies are available. The course is open to patrons 8 years of age and older. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.27. Shooting Sports at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldAccess to the rifle, pistol, archery, and skeet and trap ranges is granted through the Low Country Adventure Centers. For more information on the ranges and their regulations, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Attractions Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield28. The Historic Savannah Theatre222 Bull St.Savannah, GA 31401Phone: 1 (912) 233-7764Built in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the country. The venue now operates as a stage theater and presents multiple shows throughout the year. For a list of upcoming shows and performances, visit the theater’s website.29. Savannah Historic DistrictMuseums, monuments, historic landmarks and homes, parks, shops, restaurants, and more can be found throughout the Savannah Historic District. Take a guide-led tour, ride a ferry along the Savannah River, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage, or hop on the trolley and take in all the sights. For more information on Savannah’s historic district, check out the Visit Savannah tourism website.30. Tybee Island802 First St.Tybee Island, GA 31328Phone: 1 (912) 786-5444A popular vacation spot, Tybee Island is a barrier island near Savannah. This 3-square-mile hot spot has white sand beaches, bike trails, shops, restaurants, and lots of opportunities for fun in the sun.ConclusionFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to camp under the stars of the Georgia sky, play a round of bingo, or explore historic Savannah, you’re sure to make plenty of wonderful new memories.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

Sherie Rene Scott & More to Join Jason Alexander in The Portuguese Kid

first_imgSherie Rene Scott(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Tony nominees Sherie Rene Scott and Mary Testa, along with Pico Alexander, will appear in John Patrick Shanley’s new play The Portuguese Kid, set to play Manhattan Theatre Club’s off-Broadway venue, New York City Center—Stage I. They join the previously announced Tony winner Jason Alexander in the work that will begin September 19 ahead of an October 24 opening night.Set in Providence, Rhode Island, The Portuguese Kid focuses on the habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott), who pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her late husband’s affairs, the larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.Scott is a two-time Tony nominee whose credits include The Front Page, Everyday Rapture, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Testa, also a two-time Tony nominee, is currently appearing off-Broadway in The Government Inspector. Her other credits include Xanadu, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Pico Alexander has appeared off-Broadway in Punk/Rock and What I Did Last Summer.Additional casting and creative team for The Portuguese Kid will be announced at a later date. The Portuguese Kid was a part of the Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse season in 2016. Related Shows The Portuguese Kidcenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 10, 2017last_img read more

Sound of gunfire at Shawnee apartment draws significant police response

first_imgShawnee police had guns drawn as the search for the source of a gunshot at the apartment complex. Photos credit Mike Frizzell.A Shawnee police officer conducting a business check called for emergency assistance Thursday afternoon when someone fired a gun during an argument in an apartment complex.

In a news release, Capt. Jim Baker says the officer heard a single gunshot while conducting a business check in the area of the Prairie Point Apartments in the 13900 block of West 63rd Street. 

Up until recently, this apartment complex was called the Cottonwood Park Apartments.

Witnesses in the complex say they saw two dogs fighting earlier and they believe one of the dogs was the intended target of the gunfire.

 Police confirm there was one dog injured by another dog. The injured dog’s owner took the animal for medical evaluation according to the police.

“There were no shots fired by the officer and there is currently no one in custody,” Capt. Baker said in a statement. 

A three-officer team could be seen with rifles drawn, approaching one apartment door with a ballistic shield leading the way. The officers went to one door and then backed away from it after there was no response from inside.

 No suspect information has been released. Police continue to investigate.last_img read more

Sixth Circuit YLD seat is available

first_imgSixth Circuit YLD seat is available Sixth Circuit YLD seat is available With the election of Jewel White Cole as president-elect designate of the Young Lawyers Division, her former seat on the YLD Board of Governors — Sixth Circuit, Seat 1 — will be vacant as of June 30.Anyone interested in being considered for an appointment to this seat for the remaining year of Cole’s term should send a letter of interest and a brief resume to Mustafa Mahdi, YLD program administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, or via e-mail at [email protected], or fax (850) 561-5825 no later than April 30. April 1, 2007 Regular Newslast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: More chick-linked Salmonella cases, malaria in Greece

first_imgAug 24, 2011Salmonella cases tied to chicks, ducks climb to 92The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that it has linked 21 more cases to a two-strain Salmonella outbreak connected to chicks and ducklings sourced from the same national chain store and mail-order supplier. Since the CDC’s last update on Jun 29, it has received reports of 16 more Salmonella Altona illnesses from four more states and 5 more Salmonella Johannesburg infections from three more states. No deaths have been reported. The latest reported onset for the Altona infections was Jul 30, and the latest onset for the Johannesburg infections was Jun 28.Aug 23 CDC outbreak updateGreece reports locally acquired malariaGreece’s public health system has detected six local acquired Plasmodium vivax malaria infections since June, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said yesterday in a risk assessment. Four of the infections were reported from Evrotas, an area in the southeastern part of the country that has reported sporadic cases of locally acquired malaria infections in the past 3 years. Two cases detected in July, however, occurred in the Evoia area northeast of there, where autochthonous cases haven’t been reported. The ECDC said the risk of transmission to other EU countries is low and that more research is needed to determine if the source of local transmission is an imported case that involved onward spread by local mosquito vectors or if an established human reservoir of P vivax in the area is contributing to annual clusters.Aug 23 ECDC risk assessmentIn a related development, the CDC announced on Aug 19 that it has received a report of a P vivax malaria infection in a person who traveled to southern Greece at the end of July. Because of the limited number of cases in Greece and because the country has instituted control measures, the CDC said it is not recommending that travelers to Greece take an antimalarial drug. However, it is urging them to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.Aug 19 CDC announcementlast_img read more

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names Andrei Katibnikov As Director Of Information Technology

first_imgVIPAR Heavy Duty President Chris Baer has announced the appointment of Andrei Katibnikov as the organization’s director of information technology (IT). Katibnikov will be responsible for all IT solutions, including infrastructure design for VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementKatibnikov has served in an advisory role at VIPAR Heavy Duty since 2001, helping develop and provide support for the company’s information technology infrastructure. Prior to 2001, he worked on projects with VIPAR Heavy Duty to assist the organization before the move to its current headquarters in Crystal Lake, Illinois.“Technology is driving change throughout the heavy-duty aftermarket,” said Baer. “The technology field demands knowledge, leadership, focus and discipline. Andrei is an individual who exhibits all these characteristics and we have been fortunate to work with him for many years. His knowledge of our organization is invaluable and we are pleased to bring him on board full-time to lead our IT efforts.”Katibnikov has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, including as a senior systems engineer and chief information officer.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Town To Appeal Erosion Lawsuit Verdict

first_imgThere are storm clouds ahead as Culloden Shore residents in Montauk gear up to battle the Town of East Hampton in court. Independent/T. E. McMorrow The Town of East Hampton is seeking to reverse a jury verdict rendered in a case in which owners of properties on Soundview Drive and Captain Kidd’s Path charged that erosion on the beaches in front of their houses was caused by the jetties that protect the mouth of Lake Montauk, and that the town was responsible. If the judge who decided the case does not grant the town’s motion, the town is poised to appeal the ruling. At the same time, owners in the Culloden Shores area are gearing up to fight the town, with a goal of raising up to $250,000 to do so.After six years of the suit making its way through the United States District Court in Central Islip, and after a one-month trial, a jury decided on June 29 that the town was liable for the damage to the beaches since October 2009. The plaintiffs had asked for $9.9 million in damages. The jury awarded a total of just under $356,000, with each of the plaintiffs receiving a different amount, from $122,319 for Francis and Lynn DeVito of 16 Captain Kidd’s Path, to $875 to Carol Land and Terry Bienstock of 140 Soundview Drive. One of those suing, Robin Racanelli, of 10 Captain Kidd’s Path, was awarded nothing. While the town was found guilty of damage to private land, it was found not guilty of having caused public damage.The plaintiffs contend that the jetties are under the town’s control, and, therefore, the town is liable for the beach erosion they cause to properties to the west. The town has maintained that it is the Army Corps of Engineers that is responsible for the jetties. The Corps was originally a defendant in the case, but Judge Joanna Seybert dismissed the case against it.Now, the town, through its attorney, Steven Stern, is arguing that the jury simply got it wrong, based on several different factors, including not being charged by the judge properly before members of the jury entered the jury room. The town also is arguing that the jury was given “tainted evidence” and decided the private damage claim using an improper standard of guilt.The homeowners have countered, through their attorneys, David Kosakoff and Timothy Hill, that the “plaintiffs presented the jury with factual evidence supporting each element of the claim for private nuisance.” The brief to the court states that in order to win the case, the town “must establish that no reasonable juror could have found for the plaintiffs.” The plaintiffs also state in their response that the town had made a similar legal argument twice before during the trial, with the court not ruling in its favor.On September 1, at the Montauk Fire Department headquarters, a meeting was held involving residents of Culloden Shores, which includes the properties in question. In a PowerPoint presentation, the owners called on the town to commit to replenishing the beaches with 500,000 cubic yards of sand every three to five years.One of the pages of the presentation states that “the Culloden Shores Association has committed to two special assessments of $100 per home for its 250 members.”Another page in the presentation calls on waterfront property owners to contribute $5000 and non-waterfront property owners to chip in $10,000. Waterfront motels and co-ops are asked to contribute $10,000.The contributions are to made payable to Sinnreich, Kosakoff & Messina, the law firm representing the plaintiffs.The presentation ended with the words, “This is your last chance to get your beach restored.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

FMC Technologies to Supply 16 Subsea Manifolds for Petrobras’ Fields

first_imgFMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, for the supply of subsea manifolds for its pre-salt fields, located offshore Brazil.The total scope of supply includes the delivery of up to 16 subsea manifolds and would result in approximately $650 million in revenue to FMC Technologies if all of the subsea equipment included in the agreement is ordered.The initial order from the agreement includes 11 manifolds, tools and controls. This order is in addition to the three subsea manifolds of identical design ordered by Petrobras earlier this year. The equipment will be engineered and manufactured in Brazil with delivery scheduled to begin in 2015.“This is the fourth award that FMC Technologies has received from Petrobras for its pre-salt fields,” said Tore Halvorsen, FMC Technologies’ Senior Vice President, Subsea Technologies. “We have made significant investments in our Brazilian operations to meet Petrobras’ needs and to provide greater local content in relation to these projects.”Press Release, September 10, 2013last_img read more

LNG Limited: EPC MoU signed for Magnolia project

first_imgLiquefied Natural Gas Limited informed that Magnolia LNG has executed a memorandum of understanding with Kellogg Brown & Root, a KBR unit and SKE&C USA. KBR and SKEC propose to execute a joint venture agreement (JVA) on a 70/30 percent participation basis to deliver the 8 mtpa four train Magnolia LNG project, stands in the LNG Limited’s statement.The MOU follows the execution of a technical services agreement with SKEC in March 2014 and a subsequent TSA with KBR that was announced on 5 January. Under the deal the parties will complete all due diligence in relation to technical commercial and contractual matters that will enable the EPC JV to execute a lump sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and performance testing EPC contract for the LNG plant.Magnolia LNG has set the following milestone schedule:JV Agreement between KBR and SKEC February 2015;Initialling EPC Contract between Magnolia LNG and the JV March 31, 2015;EPC Contract signing between Magnolia LNG and JV April, 2015.SKEC has already initialled the EPC contract, which incorporates all requirements stipulated by BNP Paribas, Magnolia’s project finance adviser, Merlin Advisors, the lenders’ technical consultant, legal advisors White and Case and Stonepeak Partners, the proposed Magnolia LNG project equity partner.[mappress mapid=”16516″]Press Release; Image. LNG Limitedlast_img read more